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    Posted on July 2nd, 2010 "Tiki Chris" Pinto 3 comments

    tiki-bar-drinksA friend of mine from Twitter, Jen at Liberty Images suggested posting Tiki Drinks for the Weekend…I dug the idea so I’ll try to get a new one up every Friday…

    I thought we’d do something nice for the Fourth of July. Our founding fathers hadn’t yet discovered the wonders of the South Pacific, and you never see a Moai in the painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, so here’s something we could send back to the white-wig daddies that would tickle their feather pens…

    The Red, White & Blue Cocktail

    Here’s the recipe, direct from Drink of the Week:

    “Created at Molyvos in NYC, this Independence Day cocktail uses macerated strawberries, vodka, Cointreau and blue curacao. When all put together with a white-sugar rim, you have quite the 4th of July treat.


    Red, White, & Blue Cocktail

    2 oz Oval Vodka
    3/4 oz Cointreau
    3 Table Spoon of Macerated Strawberries (See Recipe)
    A Splash of Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
    A Splash of Blue Curacao

    Sugar the rim of a chilled martini glass. Combine all ingredients except the blue curacao in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into the martini glass. Drop in a splash of blue curacao.

    Macerated Strawberries

    1 Pint of Strawberries, washed and sliced
    1 tablespoon of sugar
    dash of balsamic vinegar”

    By The Way, Liberty Images has some very kool vintage-style and retro artistic photography. Check them out at their Etsy store: Libery Images.

    New Entry: Just found a recipe for a Red, White & Blue Shot:
    (This is a layered shot)
    •    1/3 oz grenadine
    •    1/3 oz peach schnapps
    •    1/3 oz blue curaçao
    layered in that order. Althrough the schnapps isn’t white. I wonder if iced Sambuca would float the same way. That at least would be white. Anyway it sounds good.

    -Happy 4th of July Weekend from Tiki Chris/Tiki Lounge Talk, the Tiki Culture Blounge for Retro Kats & Kittens.